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Benson Town Forest: Cole Brook Trail

The Cole Brook Trail is located in the Benson Town Forest and connects the Moulton Trail to Cram Hill Road (Class VI Road).
Trail Activity
1.1 miles, Network
Plainfield (NH)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Road, Unpaved


Cole Brook Trail is located on forested land conserved by the Town of Plainfield with additional easement stewardship by the Upper Valley Land Trust. The trail has two entry points off Cram Hill Road (an unmaintained Class VI road) which connect to create a single trail that follows Cole Brook through a stand of Eastern Hemlock before climbing a moderate slope through mixed hardwood forest and tall pines to reach an entrance through a rock wall to meet Moulton Trail, which will bring you west to Meriden Village via the Meriden Bird Sanctuary's Baynes Trail.

Trail Manager

Visit Plainfield Trailblazers online for more information or contact:

Plainfield Trailblazers
PO Box 111
Meriden, NH 03770
Phone: (603) 469-3845
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Trailhead Information

From the flashing light on Route 120 in Meriden, turn onto Main Street. Go one mile to reach High Street. Turn right and continue to the end of the dirt road where you'll find a small road shoulder parking area. Parking available only during the non-snow season. Dirt road to the right of the parking area is a private driveway. Follow Cram Hill Road until you reach sign for Cole Brook Trail on right.

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